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Apr 15, 2011

Welding mask

Buying A Welding Mask

A welding mask is an essential piece of safety equipment for anybody that is going to undertake any welding. It protects the eyes and the rest of the face and head from the sparks that generally fly. Welding masks have been in existence almost as long as welding tools have and while they were once crude sheets of metal with eye holes they are much more technologically advanced nowadays providing safety and protection on various levels.

One area where the welding mask has certainly improved is in the lining material. Welding masks were once lined with asbestos because of the protective qualities that it offered. Unfortunately, though, asbestos has been found to include many undesirable properties as well and this means that new and more innovative lining products have now been introduced into the production of welding masks.

The change in materials used also means that the welding mask has become lighter and therefore easier to wear and use even on a regular basis. Masks were once made from beaten metal and these were incredibly heavy. They were very difficult to wear over any length of time whereas the modern welding mask is a lot more comfortable, considerably more convenient, and a lot easier to carry and hold.

There’s no need for a coloured lens, which was the technique that was once used to protect the eye from staring continuously into the bright light of the welding torch. Not wearing a welder’s mask can lead to serious injury and, in particular, to welder’s eye which is a very uncomfortable and potentially very dangerous problem. It will, at the very least, make it more difficult for you to continue welding in the future.

The welding mask has come a very long day from its crude, early days. Modern masks are lightweight and use clear lenses that will typically darken as soon as they detect the presence of a bright light created by the welding torch. Wearing a welder’s mask can prevent welder’s eye and it can also stop the searing hot sparks from landing in the eye, on the face, or in the hair. Every welder should wear one even for the briefest periods when they are welding.

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